Holiday Gifting #JustOneRhino

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Dec 2014

Earlier this week a Northern White Rhino died in US captivity; now there are only 5 left in the world. THE WORLD. A month ago the Rhino was in the news again, as the rhino hunt of a Dallas club was finally called into question by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Imagine paying $325,000 to win the privilege of killing a black rhino in Namibia. Hunting and killing an endangered animal under the auspices of fundraising is not exactly my idea of conservation. Enter in  the #JustOneRhino campaign. I’ll be writing about this topic in more depth in the new year, but with the Rhino in the news and the gift season upon us, I didn’t want to miss the perfect opportunity to share with you the chance to add Holiday Gifting for #JustOneRhino.

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Photo by Beverly Joubert

Poachers have been increasing their killing of  Rhinos at an alarming rate-over 1000 deaths a year in both 2013 and 2014. In some cultures it is believed the horn can cure all kinds of diseases. The horn can fetch more per ounce than the price of gold, with larger horns commanding over a million dollars. Arrests of the illegal poachers has remained static, conservationists are losing the battle, and at the current rate, without a drastic change, the animal will be extinct in the wild within our lifetime.

Photo by BeverlyJoubert

Photo by BeverlyJoubert

#JustOneRhino is a campaign to raise money for relocation of the endangered rhino from South Africa to the less populated Botswana where they can be translocated to safe havens.  Over 125 of the world’s influential travel bloggers have joined together along with Travelers Building Change, Green Travel Media and the Great Plains Foundation to raise $45,000, the cost to move one rhino.  Spearheaded by  Dereck and Beverly Jooubert, well known wildlife photographers who often partner with National Geographic. Rhinos Without Borders is committed to moving 100 rhinos at a cost of over 8 million dollars.

We’ve really made it easy for you. Feel free to save and print the certificate below for your stocking stuffers. It’s a great opportunity to have a discussion about this tragic situation in your household, make a donation and get a last minute gift checked off your holiday. $20.00 will give you 10 chances to win, $30.00 – 20 chances and so on. 100% of the proceeds raised will go to #JustOneRhino. Last minute gift giving made easy.

just one rhino gift certificate

Here is downloadable coupon that you can save, print+ wrap for your loved one.

More than 20 Sponsors have donated over $30,000 in prizes including tours and resort stays in 11 countries all over the world.  Take a look at these fabulous prizes you could win:

 PLATINUM SPONSOR PRIZES

– International Expeditions-  http://www.ietravel.com/
10-day Galapagos Voyage for one. Value $5,298
Full Trip Details found here.    
 
– Adventure Life- www.adventure-life.com

South Africa Big Five Safari: Kruger & KwaZulu-Natal + Swag Bag for 2 people. Value $5000
Full Trip Details found here

 
– Cobblers Cove Hotel, Barbados- http://www.cobblerscove.com/
Seven nights bed and breakfast in a Garden View suite. Value $5,187

 
– Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, Nicaragua- www.littlecornhotel.com

10 nights’ stay & wellness package for two people at Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua. Value $5,241

 
– Secret Retreats- www.secret-retreats.com
• Vouchers for 2 people at Bali Jiwa Villain in Bali, Indonesia.  Value $1,000
• (2) Vouchers for 2 people at The Scent Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand. Total Value $3000 ($1,500 for each 2-person package)
• Vouchers for 2 people at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Koh Kong, Cambodia. Value $900 
• Vouchers for 2 people at Flower Island, Palawan, Philippines   Value $900
 
 
• OTHER PRIZES
  • • eBag Luggage 
  • • WeWOOD Watches
  • • Dinner/Brunch Cruises
  • • 2 nights in an Italian Villa
  • 2 Tours in India From Mumbai Magic and Delhi Magic
  • • ExOfficio Gift Certificate
  • • 2 nights Renaissance Asheville
  • • Travel Blog Success Lifetime Membership
  • • African Elephant Photo Pack
  • • HDR Timelapse Video Camera w/Lens
  • • Blogger Mentorship Package from Green Global Travel

 Donate Now via Travelers Building Change

 
After you make your donation, you will be sent an email asking for your top 3 choices in the raffle. I’ve just made my first donation, won’t you join us and help make a successful campaign (and fill a few stockings in the process) and save these beautiful, prehistoric looking creatures.
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#justonerhino sponsors

 

 

 

  1. yara Coelho says:

    Wow, what a wonderful article! I absolutely loved it, thank you for helping saving the rhinos and for educating us for this tragedy.

    It’s still not too late.

  2. Great project to support and thanks for telling us about it.
    I’d be interested to know how much has been done to educate the people throwing their money away on the end products made from the horn. I’m guessing that’s the only long-term solution to this. Very much an up hill battle I’m sure.

  3. noel says:

    What a wonderful project and fundraiser. It is alarming how fast these species are disappearing from the wild, lets hope that this will be a success

  4. anna parker says:

    That is impossible to believe – only 5 left in the world. A very worthy project and something that hopefully gains momentum and publicity. Having seen a rhino (probably not a rare one) in South Africa, I am pleased that it was happily grazing with its cub in safety

  5. I had the pleasure of seeing rhino in the wild in South Africa this year. The plight of the rhino is becoming really severe with the demand for horn from China, so I wish this project every success. Anything that can be done to raise awareness of the situation has to be a good thing.

  6. Brianna says:

    This is a fantastic project that I will be supporting as well. I can’t imagine someone willfully hunting one of these magnificent creatures.

  7. Elena says:

    Great project and article! The rhinos are so adorable, I can´t believe people hunting them

  8. Revati says:

    This is such a great idea. Isn’t it incredible when a gift you give just keeps on giving? Happy Holidays to you!

  9. Sumit Surai says:

    Beautifully written. We all need to put whatever we can for them. We are facing similar problems here in India with the Royal Bengal Tiger.